...so why not enjoy them?
We went over to Jeanette's house tonight for dinner (Jeanette is one of my high school friends, and she moved here two years ago when she married her college sweetheart who lives in CO). Rip LOVED jumping around in the leaves with Jeanette's girls McKenzie, Katelin and Ashley -- they are identical triplets and are so sweet to Ripley. They even gave us all of their Barbies and a darling Barbie house.
...this is their new little dachshund Puck, who happens to be the same color as the leaves. What a cutie pie she is!
I feel really lucky to have so many close friendships from high school, especially since I went to college out of state and never returned. I mean, what are the odds that Jeanette would move 8 minutes away from us?
Count me LUCKY.